VONQ & Qandidate.com Secure A Series A Investment Led by Randstad Innovation Fund
- A Series A investment from Randstad Innovation Fund with co-investor Qmulus
- To scale VONQ’s business online and expand internationally
- To accelerate the development of Qandidate.com’s free recruitment software
VONQ, Europe’s largest Recruitment Marketing firm and Qandidate.com, the Free Recruitment System for SMB’s have closed a Series A investment, led by Randstad Innovation Fund with participation from Qmulus.
Recently celebrating its eighth birthday, VONQ is Europe’s largest provider of online recruitment marketing services. VONQ helps customers to recruit better with the use of recruitment data insights, innovative tools and international recruitment marketing knowledge.
“This minority investment will help us scale faster on a global level and expand our recruitment marketing services”, says Wouter Goedhart, co-founder and CEO VONQ. “With thousands of media channels in our portfolio we are able to bring any vacancy in front of the right target audience. This investment will help us to scale our business online and to open offices outside of our home territory.”
With more than 50 employees, operating from offices in London, Rotterdam and Amsterdam and a growing international customer portfolio, the founders of VONQ launched in 2013, Qandidate.com, a free and refreshingly easy-to-use recruitment system. Qandidate.com currently supports over 7,000 companies from across the globe and offers alongside full recruitment functionality an intelligent in-system media webshop. This recommendation engine provides advice to the users on the most relevant online channels to promote their vacancy online, incorporating the results of thousands of job boards.
This Series A investment is for both VONQ and Qandidate.com.
“We look forward to working with the VONQ and Qandidate.com teams”, says Ilonka Jankovich, Managing Partner Randstad Innovation Fund. “Clients are increasingly interested in targeted recruitment marketing using an intuitive self-service platform.”
“We are extremely excited about this opportunity. This investment will boost our growth and innovation-power,” says Remy Verhoeven, co-founder and CEO Qandidate.com. “It’s a crucial step in VONQ and Qandidate.com’s growth strategy.”
About VONQ and Qandidate.com
VONQ is the recruitment marketing expert, helping customers to recruit better with the smart use of recruitment data, innovative tools and recruitment marketing knowledge. Headquartered in The Netherlands and with thousands of media channels in portfolio, VONQ is able to ensure that vacancies always reach the right target audience. In 2013 VONQ launched Qandidate.com, an easy to setup and use free recruitment system, to reduce the complexity and to bring transparency and predictability in the recruitment process. So far, more than 7,000 companies from all over the world have signed up for Qandidate.com. For more information: http://vonq.com and http://qandidate.com.
Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions. The Randstad Group is one of the leading HR services providers in the world, with top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States as well as major positions in Australia and Japan. In 2013, Randstad had approximately 28,000 corporate employees and around 4,600 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenue of € 16.6 billion in 2013. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information visit Randstad Innovation Fund.
Qmulus is a Dutch investment company that provides entrepreneurial knowledge and capital to innovative companies. Qmulus was founded by two successful entrepreneurs and focuses on scalable, high-growth companies with a demonstrable competitive advantage in amongst other consumer finance and internet related environments. For more information: www.qmulus.nl.